In Tartuffe, Moliere primarily sought to show the hypocrisy, dressed in religious clothing and masking their lowly and despicable activities of the principles of Christian morality. According to the Moliere, it is one of the most enduring and dangerous vices of his “time”. Moliere decided to use a sharp satire and exposes vices to ridicule. He thought highly of truthfulness in the relations between people and hated hypocrisy. Moliere built on the plot of his observations of the above sect religious people, nicknamed "the bondage of Hypocrites, and the image of the central character was made of the typical features inherent in sectarians. By the end of the play, everything the audience wants to happen, does in fact happen. The religious hypocrite, Tartuffe, goes to jail instead of Orgon, who fell for Tartuffe’s scheme. Oregon realises that his family was right about Tartuffe the entire time, and that he was terribly mistaken. As far as the rest of the family, they are relieved that Tartuffe will no longer be around them. Tartuffe is definitely not a religious man, and this can be evicted in Act III, Scene II, which is the first scene that Tartuffe is actually present. The “holy” Tartuffe gives Dorine, the maid, a handkerchief to cover her breasts because his dirty mind would get distracted. In the following scene, Tartuffe’s sexual desires are brought out as he is alone with Elmire, Orgon’s second wife. Elmire wanted to ask Tartuffe about validity of the marriage between Tartuffe and Marine. Tartuffe, however, had other intentions in mind, as he gets closer to Elmire and starts harassing her. Later on this scene, Tartuffe confesses his love for a married Elmire, and tells her that they will keep this while situation a secret. In this scene and throughout the play, one can realise that Tartuffe is not a religious, instead, Moliere uses the character of Tartuffe in a comedic way to epitomise religious hypocrisy.
In "Tartuffe" Moliere castigated deception personified by the main character, as well as moral stupidity and ignorance, represented in the character of Orgon and Madame Pernelle. It is the contradiction between the obvious and apparent, between the mask and face. Tartuffe has made unsuccessful attempts to impersonate a completely different, diametrically opposite personality, but still chose quite specific, alien quality to himself. What could be more difficult for the man of pleasure and libertine to play the role of an ascetic, chaste and devout worshiper? Tartuffe exposes not only, or rather, not just stupidity and deceit but Moliere exposes the moral category as a whole. In each piece they take different forms, ranging in detail and manifested in various